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Passionate Practice: The Musician's Guide to Learning, Memorizing, and Performing

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"Relax your shoulders." "Let go of tension." "Look at the music." "Don't look at the music." Look at the keyboard." "Don't look at the keyboard." "Listen to the music." "Don't think, just play." Every music student has heard such suggestions, and they all hold some truth. But the challenge is: how? This book is a gentle, progressive guide in exactly how to relax, focus, li ...more
Paperback, 109 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Regent Press
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Evan Dower
Feb 21, 2010 Evan Dower rated it it was ok
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This book isn't quite what I had hoped for, though it might be what many people wanted. I'm sick of rote memorization and want to play music more playfully, with creativity and improvisation, even composing some things. This book is not about that. It's about dealing with anxiety while practicing and performing through the use of relaxation and visualization techniques.
Carika Smit
Aug 11, 2013 Carika Smit rated it it was amazing
A clear guide for every musician who always practices and wonders why practice is not paying off as it is suppose to. A real 'light bulb' went on for me while reading this book and it has been very helpful. I would definitely recommend it!
Susan
Apr 01, 2009 Susan rated it liked it
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Great book- comes the closest to describing my personal approach to practice than any other book like this I've read.
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Combines mindfulness meditation with music. I'd like to look at this one again.
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